Tag Archives: environmental

Seeing the World Through New Eyes with Kaya Responsible Travel

Feature, GoAbroad Interview - Wednesday, 7 December 2011 - 0 Comments

Kaya Responsible Travel, Volunteer with Lions

Today, GoAbroad features an interview with Heilwig Jones of Kaya Responsible Travel. Kaya is a United Kingdom based volunteer program providing short and long term volunteer opportunities focused on culturally and environmentally sustainable projects. Heilwig Jones is the Founder and Executive Director. ‘Kaya’ is the name of a Bob Marley album, why are…


GoAbroad Interview: Amy Ruhter McMillan of IES Abroad

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IES Abroad Spain location

Today, GoAbroad features an interview with Amy Ruhter McMillan, Assistant Vice President of Marketing of Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad). IES Abroad is one of the oldest, private study abroad organizations in the United States.  As a former study abroad advisor, I know IES Abroad has…


Beers Around the World

Feature - Friday, 5 August 2011 - 2 Comments

Cheers! Salute! Sláinte! Skål! It’s International Beer Day! Just as there are a variety of ways to say a toast around the world, so are there just as many different flavors of beer. From country to country, you’ll find a wide range of lagers and ales. August 5 marks the celebration…


Combating the Recession with International Volunteerism

Feature - Tuesday, 2 August 2011 - 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “if money grew on trees,” but these days it seems that jobs and steady employment are the things we wish for most. For those between the ages of 18 and 30, also known as Millennials, this couldn’t be truer. U.S. unemployment rates hit an all…


2011 GoAbroad Innovation Award Winners

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2011 GoAbroad Innovation Awards

The results are in! The winners of the annual GoAbroad Innovation Awards were announced yesterday during GoAbroad’s reception at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. GoAbroad was pleased to receive a broad range of nominees to consider — which resulted in a great slate of finalists. We especially…


2011 GoAbroad Innovation Awards Finalists: Innovation in Sustainability

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2011 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalist: Innovation in Sustainability

We’re pleased to announce the 2011 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists in the category of Innovation in Sustainability. We received many wonderful nominations and the selection committee has chosen five finalists, listed here in alphabetical order. Augsburg College Center for Global Education Sustainability Initiatives In working towards a just and sustainable world,…


DYV11: Using education abroad as one of your success factors

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 28 February 2011 - 1 Comment

DYV11: Using education abroad as one of your success factors

In my last post I introduced the concept of a success factor as an important component as to how students can differentiate themselves in today’s hyper-competitive and ever changing global marketplace. I also provided a few examples of success factors generated from participating in an off-campus program. In this post,…


DYV10: Focus on your success factors to help differentiate yourself

GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 21 February 2011 - 1 Comment

DYV10: Focus on your success factors to help differentiate yourself

In my last post I discussed the three communication pieces every student needs: personal statement, value proposition and one word. In this post, I will focus on the need for students to identify success factors in order to differentiate themselves when applying for employment. Many college graduates often believe that…


GoAbroad Interview: Julia Wheeler of Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Feature - Friday, 21 January 2011 - 0 Comments

Julia Wheeler

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Is volunteering abroad for you?

Feature - Wednesday, 19 January 2011 - 1 Comment

Volunteer Picture 04

Volunteering requires flexibility, patience, those who are self-starters, and people who genuinely respect the host people and their culture. Volunteers never go to teach the people western ways, nor are they there to save the people. Volunteers go to share their energy and time with the people, to experience their…